Knitting for Service Learning
Perhaps there is nothing as soothing on a cold winter’s day than to sit with friends and to knit and chat. Well knitting is exactly what a group of Grade 9 students have chosen to do for their advisory period, each day 4. As a component of their service learning they are knitting scarves for the local community in Dali which will be distributed during our Week-Without-Walls trip.
Here’s what some of the students had to say regarding their experience… Fernanda commented that she wanted to join the group to learn a new skill and she thought it would be fun to knit with her friends, all while helping the less fortunate. Kaede said that she really enjoys just being able to sit in front of the TV and knit, as she finds it relaxing. Mandy wanted to create something that could actually be used to keep someone warm during the winter.
Not every student knew how to knit when the group started, so it was a wonderful opportunity for friends to work together to teach and to learn. They show each other how to do basic stitches, pick up dropped stitches, and even cast off. During the Winter Break many of the students finished their first scarf and are now keen to progress onto slippers!
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